It amazes me on a daily basis how little people know about dogs. I have a miniature pinscher. He looks like a miniature Doberman, as min-pin’s do. Some think he’s just a puppy. A guy was amazed the other day when I told him Redd was probably 12 years old now.
Me and Redd. All 16 pounds of him.
I take him with me almost everywhere. He likes to jump up on the door and sniff out the window. Especially if we stop somewhere, like a fast food place or whatever. He wants to see what’s going on. So everyone sees him and everyone loves him. Some give him treats, which he gingerly takes, which is bullshit cause he’s constantly taking our fingers off at home.
You wouldn’t believe the plethora of stupid bullshit I hear on a daily basis with him.
Aside from people thinking he’s a puppy, the next biggest thing I hear is, “He’s shaking!” This then brings up a couple different things, like:
“You must be cold!”
I hear that one all the time. Even in the summer. Truth is, he overheats easily. He can get cold and has been before, of course, but he’s never cold when these people are saying he is. He’s a small dog, and small dogs are notorious for being nervous. I have heard people say that as the reason he was shivering, but maybe only once or twice. I’ve also heard “He must be smelling the food!” and a few other things.
Look, he’s a small dog. And as I just said, notoriously nervous. He shakes at home all the time. If we get close to him, even though he knows us and loves us and trusts us, he’ll still shake and look terrified. That’s his nature. He’s not fucking cold.
The best yet is this. I’ve heard people mistake him for different dog breeds. Three or four different ones. Hey, I don’t know dog breeds, so I’m not going to guess, hoping I look like I know what I’m talking about. I don’t expect everyone who sees him to know what he is. But some try, and some fail hilariously.
“Is that a pitbull?”
That has to be my favorite one. This came from a black dude, and the first thought I had was, of all the people, shouldn’t you know what a fucking pitbull looks like? I kid, I kid. Seriously though, the two look nothing alike. Other than they’re both dogs.
Size difference. Hint: The little one is the miniature pinscher. Source
I can’t stand it, but it’s constantly a source of entertainment. Not just with him, but with everything people don’t know, yet try to pretend like they do. It happens all the time, everywhere, with everything. People are notoriously stupid.
Speaking of stupid people, I once talked about my neighbor and how much of a bullshitter he is. I’m not even sure if he’s aware he’s doing so much bullshitting, but I think to some degree he knows what he’s saying. Remember, he’s probably 25.
He told me last night he’s going back to school to get a bachelor’s degree on top of the masters he already has. In criminal justice.
He told me once a few months back that he owned a towing company, but a few days after told me he was fired. How the hell do you get fired from the company you own?
Yeah! Explain that shit!
This is literally the basis for my issue with people. The reason I can’t be around them. I’m not sure why I find it so easy to not be stupid, but I can’t fathom how easy it is for me to not be stupid and yet so hard for most of the world to do the same. Do they not hear what’s coming out of their mouths? I guess some people have brains that set their autopilots on stupid instead of halfway fucking awake.
The best part is, if I do something stupid, I call myself on it and try to remedy the situation with sense, or what I meant to say, whichever is required. But a lot of the stupid people don’t bother with even doing that. That’s what makes them super special.
And so goes my blog piece on my dog.